Secret Project: Holograms

After I did Mach Dice, I wanted to do something completely different. I had a kinda neat idea which was sort of like a drawing program. But then my full time job suddenly got much more full time. And then I got involved with the whole Open Feint group and ended up making Boom Dice, which was a simple little dice game but still took a few weeks to do. And then, we ended up going to India for three weeks.

But now, I can finally get back to working on what was going to be project #2: Holograms.

Originally, I wasn’t going to say anything about the project until it was submitted because I didn’t want to risk the chance that someone else would snag the app name. I’ve since found out that you can actually submit meta-data for an application (stuff like the app name, icon, description, etc.) before you’ve actually finished coding it. So now I’ve got the app name “Holograms” reserved. Pretty cool, eh?

5 Responses to “Secret Project: Holograms”

  1. Paul Robinson Says:

    This sounds very exciting!

    Can’t wait to see it.

  2. Mach Says:

    Heh, me too…

  3. Charcoal Says:

    hmmm i think you are too late! there is already hologram app called Ballerina out there… it is pretty cool!

  4. Mach Says:

    Yeah, I saw Ballerina and it looks very nice. But my app is more designed for people to make their own simple holograms so I think it’s a different market.

    In any case, Ballerina and my first app, Mach Dice, both rely on the same basic idea of using the accelerometer to create a virtual 3D display. I’m just surprised there aren’t more apps out there that do it as it seems like a pretty obvious application of a handheld device with an accelerometer.

  5. jason mayo Says:

    The example source code GLGravity is only a small step away from achieving the 3d effect, i am adapting it to incorporate the compass heading. I still think there is a killer app yet to be released which casually uses this effect.
    Cant wait.